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Oakland: Pyeongtaek Farmers' Struggle in Oakland
Date Tuesday July 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
4390 Telegraph Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94609
(Between 43rd & 44th Streets)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Farmers in South Korea are resisting U.S. militarization that threatens to evict them from their ancestral homes...

Pyeongtaek Farmers Struggle US Speaking Tour

(Los Angeles, Oakland, New York and Washington D.C)
with Go You-Kyoung

South Korean Solution Committee Against US Military Base Extension in Pyeongtaek

Please join us at the Pyeongtaek International Solidarity Night in Oakland
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00pm

Korean Community Center of the East Bay
4390 Telegraph Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94609
(Between 43rd & 44th Streets)


* Go You-Kyoung will give a talk on the Pyeongtaek situation
* A video footage of the struggle
* Light refreshments
(Korean/English translation will be provided)

Come and learn about the iron-fist determination of the peaceful villagers, mostly elderly rice farmers in their 60s and 70s, who have waged four years of resistance against the US military base expansion to protect their land, community and way of life. The aim of the speaking tour is to inform U.S. progressive communities about the critical situation in Pyeongtaek and the dangerous U.S. military strategy in NE Asia as a step towards building a U.S. network in solidarity with the people of Pyeongtaek.

About the Pyeongtaek Struggle:
On May 4, 2006 the subservient S. Korean government sent in over 15,000 military/riot police to the villages of Pyeongtaek and brutally attacked these farmers. Over 500 local farmers and activists were injured and 524 were arrested (http://www.saveptfarmers.org <http://www.saveptfarmers.org/> ). In order to make Pyeongteak a U.S. forwarding station in East Asia, the servile South Korean government has forcibly evicted the farmers who have been living there for generations. Pyeongtaek is strategically located to contain or attack China. Under the post 9/11, new U.S. military plan for global dominance, the Korean Peninsula has become hostage to U.S. military aggression against other countries in NE Asia. The US's unilateral hegemonic policy threatens establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula as well as the entire NE Asia region.
Bay Area event organized by Korean Americans United for Peace.
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 17th, 2006 12:24 AM
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